Calgary 5, Dallas 4

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, March 26, 2012 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 41-30-1-4 22-14-0-3 19-16-1-1 L1
Calgary 35-27-6-9 21-10-1-5 14-17-5-4 W1

Recap


FLAMES 5, STARS 4: Mike Cammalleri registered a goal and two assists while defenseman Mark Giordano added a tally and an assist as Calgary edged Dallas to end its five-game losing streak and remain in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race.

Olli Jokinen, Blake Comeau and Alex Tanguay also scored, captain Jarome Iginla notched two assists and Miikka Kiprusoff made 35 saves for the Flames, who moved to within two points of playoff position.

Jamie Benn recorded his second consecutive two-goal performance to give Dallas a 2-1 lead. The All-Star opened the scoring 26 seconds into the game and snapped a 1-1 tie 44 seconds into the middle period.

Calgary erupted for four goals later in the second, scoring twice in a 45-second span midway through the session to move ahead before netting a pair of power-play tallies late in the period for a 5-3 advantage.

Comeau began the outburst at 9:16 as he turned a giveaway by Mike Ribeiro into his first goal in 16 games and Cammalleri buried a loose puck for his 17th tally. After Ribeiro forged a 3-3 tie, Giordano and Tanguay blasted one-timers from above the slot past Kari Lehtonen to take control.

Philip Larsen scored a power-play goal in the third for Dallas, which fell out of the Pacific Division lead and into a tie for seventh in the West with Phoenix.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Benn's two-goal effort was his fifth of the season. ... Dallas' Steve Ott notched two assists to set a career high of 28. He eclipsed his personal best of 27 set in 2008-09. ... Cammalleri has collected three goals and four assists during his five-game points streak. ... Jokinen's goal was his first point in eight contests. ... The Stars, who began a four-game road trip, had won six of seven away from home. ... Calgary is 5-0-2 in its last seven at home.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Calgary
Jamie Benn 2 Points Michael Cammalleri 3
Jamie Benn 2 Goals Michael Cammalleri 1
Steve Ott 2 Assists Michael Cammalleri 2
Philip Larsen 1 Power Play Goals Mark Giordano 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kari Lehtonen .857 Save Percentage Miikka Kiprusoff .897
Kari Lehtonen 30 Saves Miikka Kiprusoff 35

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 39 4 1-4 3-6 16 30
Calgary 35 5 3-6 3-4 12 34

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Los Angeles . The Flames have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Edmonton . The Stars have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .559 after a loss.
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